Volunteer Program


Become a City of Goodyear Volunteer


Volunteers are a special and unique group of individuals. They share their time, talent and passions to make the City a better place for everyone.

Today, more than ever, communities rely on the willingness of citizens to work together to enhance public services. In the City of Goodyear, volunteers enrich the community every day. Volunteers work within the City reducing the cost to deliver services to its residents all the while having fun and enjoying new challenges!

The City is looking for these special individuals to help city departments with their clerical work and research. We are also seeking people to be educational ambassadors and to participate in various City volunteer programs, including those listed below. Some positions are regular and ongoing while others are one-time special events. Click on links below for more information.


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 Adopt-A-Park Program  Fire Corps
 Adopt-A-Street Program  Fire Cadets
 Board, Commissions & Committees - Recruiting  Goodyear Spring Training and Ballpark Events
 City Office Positions  Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)
 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)  You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program


City Office Positions/Other

How to apply:

  • Complete and submit the Volunteer Application.
  • Volunteer Applications will be reviewed for area of interest and possible placement. Each volunteer will be placed on an individual basis according to skills and qualifications, and department needs. Volunteers for City Office positions must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Any or all of the following may be required before placement in any sensitive volunteer position: Background check, Substance Abuse Testing, MVD Check, and Fingerprinting.

Per City of Goodyear policy, volunteers who have worked a minimum of 160 hours and continue to volunteer or work on a regular basis may be eligible for internal recruitment opportunities.

If you're interested in volunteering for special events, e.g., Make a Difference Day, Heart & Sole Run/Walk, etc., or group projects, go to Special Events and Group Projects for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Please contact Missy Jenson, Wellness and Volunteer Coordinator for more information at 623-882-7807 or by email.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Administrative/Clerical Assistant: Assist clerical support staff with typing, filing, organizing, assembling packets, maintaining forms, shredding, creating charts, and copying.

Adult 50 Activities: Assist with adult 50 activities such as Bunco, trips and classes.

Ballpark/Spring Training: Serve as Ticket Taker, Usher or Guest Services personnel during the Spring Training season. Assist with off-season events such as Star Spangled 4th of July celebration, Field of Screams, Home Plate for the Holidays and other community activities.

Civil Engineering Department: Scan large blueprints/drawing sheets. File electronically in the department computer system and run a hard copy for file.

Fire Cadet Program: The Goodyear Fire Department Cadet Program is a mentorship program committed to partnering with volunteers to meet the needs of the department and community. Fire Cadets get to experience real life firefighter shift work, assist with patient care, get hands on training with firefighting skills, and job testing skills.


  • At least 18 years or older
  • Valid Drivers License
  • EMT Certification
  • 18 hours a month
  • Attend monthly 4-hour drill

Fire Corps Program:


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Take a multi-hour class to prepare yourself and others in case of a disaster. Train others and support the program.


Community ServiceWork with the Community Education Program to promote child and adult safety. Provide administrative and special event support.


Support ServicesSupport the logistics side of the Fire Department. Work includes managing work orders, entering time management reports, entering financial data, and maintaining orders for equipment.

Fire Prevention Assistance Team (FPAT) -Volunteer Fire Inspector: Responsible for inspecting commercial and residential fire protection systems for compliance with applicable fire codes. Conduct initial inspections of residential and commercial fire protection systems. Conduct re-inspections and final inspections to ensure compliance with city, state and federal codes, standards and ordinances. Conduct field occupancy inspections by researching applicable codes, identifying conditions, issuing corrective action notices, and performing follow-up inspections. Perform administrative duties by entering inspection data, preparing reports and attending meetings. Valid DL required.

Floater: Volunteer needs to be flexible and willing to move from different departments and jobs within the City.

Informational Technology Technician: Provide first level technical helpdesk support for users of all IT supported systems, applications, and services; assist with the deployment, installation, maintenance, and repair of computer applications, stand-alone, and networked hardware. Ensure the proper functionality of desktop hardware, software, and peripherals. Perform administrative and technical duties related to the current usage of technology on the computer and voice network.

News Assistant: Assist the Public Information Officer with archiving important news stories, measuring articles, tagging keywords, clipping articles and assembling hard copy in binders or scanning into electronic files.

Receptionist: Represent the City to the public who visit City Hall. Answer the main phone line and direct calls; greets guests and directs them to other offices or locations; opens and distributes mail; answers questions about the City and provides forms or brochures when necessary; other duties as assigned.

Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS): All VIPS must pass a personal and DMV background check. Patrol and Administrative positions require an extensive pre-interview and polygraph test.


 Administrative: Perform a variety of clerical and general service tasks assisting police support personnel with routine duties. Often involves front desk customer service, fingerprinting and light office duties such as data input. Assist with special events such as DUI Task Force support and City activities. Uniform provided.


Patrol: Assist officers on the street. Drive police cars with "Volunteer" markings and utilize the same radios and in-car computers as police officers do. Light patrol duties may include assisting stranded motorists, traffic control, and reporting suspicious activities to dispatch. Assist with special events such as DUI Task Force support and City activities. Training and uniform provided.


You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program: Work exclusively with senior citizens in our community. Make daily phone calls and home visits (as part of a team) checking on the senior's welfare. Light office duty includes inputting contact information into a dedicated computer database.

 Writer: Assist Communication Department with press releases and feature article development.